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Zingy Baked Chicken Nuggets

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 30 min.


6 servings

Updated: Sep. 25, 2022
These crispy chicken nuggets have just the right amount of spice. Yogurt makes them extra tender. —Lee Evans, Queen Creek, Arizona
Zingy Baked Chicken Nuggets Recipe photo by Taste of Home
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  • 1/4 cup plain yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons seasoned salt
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1/2 to 3/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1-1/2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-1/2-inch pieces
  • 2 cups whole wheat or regular panko bread crumbs
  • Honey mustard, optional


  1. Preheat oven to 400°. Mix first 6 ingredients; stir in chicken to coat.
  2. Place bread crumbs in a shallow bowl; add chicken, 1 piece at a time, and toss to coat. Place 1 in. apart on a greased baking sheet.
  3. Bake until lightly browned and chicken is no longer pink, 18-20 minutes. If desired, serve with honey mustard.

Nutrition Facts

3 ounces cooked chicken: 222 calories, 4g fat (1g saturated fat), 64mg cholesterol, 481mg sodium, 19g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 2g fiber), 26g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1 starch.

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